Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Campus Crossings
by Black, Spencer, M.A., University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2017, 184; 10273011
Abstract (Summary)

In the critical introduction, the complicated relationship between academia and genre fiction is explored and why we must bridge the gap between the two. I examine why genre fiction is considered less often into the literary canon than texts considered literary. The texts of Raymond Chandler, a popular author in the detective genre, are examined to provide insight on how a text considered genre can also be literary, thus making the argument that works of genre fiction should be considered literary if they merit it. My mystery novel, Campus Crossings, attempts to be more than a genre-specific novel, by also providing literary significance. This is done by including themes one might not find in a traditional genre text, but in literary prose.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Hoagland, Sadie
Commitee: Davis-McElligatt, Joanna, Gonzales, Randy
School: University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Department: English
School Location: United States -- Louisiana
Source: MAI 57/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Creative writing
Publication Number: 10273011
ISBN: 978-0-355-52045-3
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